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2022 Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) Challenge Exam

Application period: 1 August to 10 October 2021
Exam period: 1–30 November 2021 or 1–31 January 2022


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For the most updated information of CIA Challenge Exam, please visit the official CIA Challenge Exam webpage.


The Institute, in partnership with The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), is pleased to offer the 2021 CIA Challenge Exam to its members. The exam is a fast track route for Institute members to attain the globally-recognized Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation.


The IIA is the acknowledged worldwide leader of the internal audit profession and serves as the global voice, recognized authority, chief advocate, and principal educator, with more than 200,000 members around the world.


This accelerated version of the CIA exam is an excellent opportunity to show your achievement and expertise in the internal audit field and increase your opportunities for professional growth and upward mobility.



Only current HKICPA members are eligible for this exam. Qualification Programme students, International Affiliate (IA), and former members are not eligible.


Exam Format

  • 3 hour exam
  • 150 multiple choice questions
  • Offered in English only


Exam Package

The 2021 CIA Challenge Exam package fee:

  • US$1,195 for HKICPA members who are IIA members
  • US$1,545 for HKICPA members who are non-members of IIA


You may refer to IIA HK's website or contact your local Affiliate on IIA membership application.


The package fee covers:

  • CIA Challenge Exam application fee;
  • CIA Challenge Exam registration fee;
  • CIA Challenge Exam Study Guide for Qualified CAs / CPAs and practice questions included within the customized CIA Learning System; and
  • Access to the Standards to help you prepare for the exam.


Exam Retake

Candidates of 2021 CIA Challenge Exam who are unsuccessful in passing their examination can retake the exam with unlimited number of times within 3 years. The retake exams will be available in January 2022, April 2022, July 2022, and November 2022. The price for the retake exam is US$795 for IIA members and US$945 for non-IIA members.



Syllabus of 2021 CIA Challenge Exam can be downloaded here.


Application Procedure


Complete your application between 1 August and 10 October 2021.

Before going through the application, you are recommended to get the below items ready and ensure they are acceptable by The IIA. Once the application of CIA challenge exam has been submitted via the online platform, NO REFUNDS, in part or whole, will be offered.

  1. The information for paying the exam fee, e.g. credit card details.
  2. Computer file of proof of identification, e.g. government issued photo ID.
  3. Details of the person to serve as your character reference, including his/her full name, title, email address, preferred language, and the company. The IIA will email your character reference request to the person you submitted. You can invite the following persons to be your character reference:
    ‒ An individual holding and active IIA designation
    ‒ Your current supervisor
    ‒ A professor (for students only)
  4. Computer file of letter of good standing issued by HKICPA. To request the letter of good standing, please email to and specifying "request of the letter of good standing for applying 2021 CIA Challenge Exam"


After you have gathered the above items, you can start your application procedure on Certification Candidate Management System (CCMS). You can refer to this manual for assistance.


Exam sitting


Online test

The IIA is offering online testing for candidates to take CIA Challenge Exam from home. You may get more details from this webpage.


It is important to take note that if you choose to take examinations with online testing, you must ensure technology and equipment compatibility as you are responsible for your own equipment and any disruption in your internet connectivity.


Taking exam at testing center

Candidates can take the exam at the IIA authorized testing centers. Currently there are 5 testing centers in Hong Kong and you may visit then click "find a test center" to get the list. Please note 2021 CIA Challenge Exam is not offering in Mainland China.


If you have any inquiries about the local testing centers, you can contact PearsonVUE, the testing center provider, at


Exam Security


Please refer to Exam Security page or Appendix A and D of the Certification Handbook for the details.



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